“Checo” Pérez was eighth in Imola while Max Verstappen returned to the top of the podium – La Opinion

“Checo” Pérez was eighth in Imola while Max Verstappen returned to the top of the podium – La Opinion


Sergio “Checo” Pérez This Sunday he completed a weekend to forget with his eighth place in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in which his teammate in Red BullMax Verstappen, resumed his dominance in Formula 1 by climbing to the top of the podium again.

After starting the race in 11th place, the Mexican driver had a very complicated mission to complete a comeback that would allow him to get into the fight in Imola where since Friday, during free practice, he already began to have a performance quite far from the expected.

But this Sunday things did not change for Sergio “Checo” Pérezwho even had a brief exit from the track that ended up costing him valuable seconds so he had to settle for an eighth place, adding to the fourth place achieved in Miami, being his second consecutive race off the podium.

The Mexican Sergio "Czech" Pérez paid dearly for the mistakes he made throughout the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend.
The Mexican driver Sergio “Checo” Pérez paid dearly for the mistakes he made throughout the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend with the eighth place he achieved this Sunday.
Credit: Luca Bruno | AP

For his part, the three-time F1 world champion, Max Verstappen, on this occasion was able to keep the British McLaren driver, Lando Norris, at bay, who had to settle for second place, a very good result for the driver who had just achieved his first victory in the previous test.

Unlike what happened a couple of weeks ago in Miami, the Dutchman was the fastest this Sunday to regain the first place he had lost to the McLaren driver who tried to put pressure on him in the final laps although without being able to compromise the first place. ‘MadMax’.

The Monegasque Charles Leclerc was in charge of taking out the race for Ferrari at home, finishing the test in third place, being the first podium for the Italian team since 2006 when the legendary German Michael Schumacher achieved it. The other from Ferrari, the Spanish Carlos Sainz Jr. finished fifth.

The Dutch Max Verstappen withstanding the pressure of the British Lando Norris this Sunday during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
The Dutchman from the Red Bull team, Max Verstappen, during a moment at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix held this Sunday where he is seen withstanding the pressure of the British Lando Norris.
Credit: DANILO DI GIOVANNI | EFE

“Checo” Pérez dropped to third place

This Sunday’s performance at the legendary Imola circuit earned Red Bull’s Mexican, Sergio “Checo” Pérez, losing second place in the drivers’ standings this 2024 Formula 1 season against the Monegasque Charles Leclerc.

The podium achieved by the figure of Ferrari allowed him to rise to 113 points compared to the 107 of the native of Guadalajara who is now under the watch of Lando Norris, who is fourth in the table with 101 units after the first and second places achieved in the last two races.

After the first seven tests of the season, the first place in the classification did not suffer any type of variation with the Dutch Max Verstappen dominating without problems. The three-time F1 world champion leads with 161 points, aiming for his fourth consecutive world title.

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